Nutrition and Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic
We have created a team of doctors, nurses, and dietitians who are improving the health of many sick children with custom nutrition plans and nutrition support. Our team also supports families through nutrition education and opportunities to be part of research studies.
Nutrition support is a key part of managing many diseases. Research studies show improved clinical outcomes when children get appropriate and timely nutritional support.
Our team of gastroenterologists, nutrition support dietitians, pediatric nurses, and nurse practitioners work closely with and have the support of our general surgeons, hospital pharmacists, and social workers.
The Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic meets weekly to create individualized treatment plans for children requiring complex nutritional support. During your child's visit, you will meet with a pediatric gastroenterologist and a pediatric dietitian to help optimize your child's specialized nutrition plan. We also work closely with home nursing and infusion companies to help care for children with gastrostomy tube feedings and children requiring TPN (IV nutrition).
Our team also works with children who have challenging nutritional diseases that require hospitalization. We also follow up with patients after they leave the hospital.
The conditions we treat include:
- Short bowel syndrome
- Pancreatic insufficiency
- Feeding difficulties
- Malabsorbtive conditions
- Intestinal transplant (pre and post transplantation phases)
Our research interests include short bowel syndrome, lipid disorders, nutrition education, and others. We are a member of PIFCon (Pediatric Intestinal Failure Consortium), which is a North American multi-center consortium dedicated to the study of pediatric patients with intestinal failure (short bowel syndrome).
Primary team members
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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt®, and Vanderbilt Health®
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